What is the Volunteer Standardized Patient program?

For UL faculty and staff from the schools of Nursing, Dental, and Medicine

The Volunteer Standardized Patient program represents a powerful educational tool to help students in the health sciences understand the key issues, attitudes, and skills health professionals need to cultivate to successfully provide excellent care to people in the LGBT community. When you contact the LGBT Center to ask for an SP program you will be involved in helping to craft patient/provider scenarios appropriate for your students/ discipline. The LGBT Center will be responsible for reaching out to our cadre of community members who have expressed interest in being a volunteer SP and providing facilitation.

Generally, the SP program includes:

-1-5 standardized patients and a facilitator from the LGBT Center

-45-90 minutes worth of program time

-7-10 minutes for 1-2 students to interact with an SP

-5-10 minutes of debrief after each SP encounter

-at least 10 minutes of large group debriefing with an LGBT Center facilitator


To request an SP program or for more information please contact Stacie Steinbock at stacie.steinbock@louisville.edu

LGBT Center - Belknap

Cultural & Equity Centers

120 E. Brandeis Ave.

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Phone:(502) 852-0696

Office Hours

Diversity & Equity Centers on Belknap Campus are open 
M-Th 9am-5pm

Belknap and HSC LGBT Center staff available virtually 
M-F 9am-5pm

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LGBT Center - HSC

500 S. Preston St.

A Building, Room 209C/D

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Phone:(502) 852-5861